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T-Meter Title | Year
86% The Courier (2020) It's packed with tension, nuance, and powerful supporting performances that elevate it well above just your run-of-the-mill spy drama. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
23% Chaos Walking (2021) Stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley try their best, but Chaos Walking is a mess: all noise and no substance. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
97% Shiva Baby (2021) Unconventional in approach and refreshingly slight in runtime, director Emma Seligman's Shiva Baby is an ode to all of our messiest friends, pushing the boundaries of what a female-centered comedy can look like. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
91% Bloody Hell (2020) Its off-beat humor and unrepentant ghastliness make it a delight to watch, chopped up bits of human flesh and all. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
73% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian is Rahim's to carry, and it would not be anywhere near as effective without his empathetic performance in the leading role. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
79% Baby God (2020) A frustrating documentary that fails to capitalize on its incredibly engrossing subject, leaving far more stones unturned than it actually attempts to address. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed is a vibrant and mesmerizing catastrophe as he falls utterly to pieces. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
100% 76 Days (2020) A remarkably poignant fly-on-the-wall documentary that will serve as a record of the pandemic's origins for years to come. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
96% I Carry You with Me (2021) Part lyrical romance, part immigrant justice documentary, I Carry You With Me soars as it tells its remarkable story with deep, unreserved empathy. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
99% Totally Under Control (2020) As Totally Under Control goes on, it reaches a fever pitch, a fiery and vengeful scream into the void asking how this was ever allowed to happen. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
83% Happiest Season (2020) The perfect balm for the holiday blues. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
58% The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) It's enough to try even the patience of the most devoted Netflix Christmas romance fan. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
96% Dating Amber (2020) The sort of film that generates such goodwill from the audience towards its characters that we can't help but want to see how these two ended up, because we've become so invested in their stories. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
86% Transhood (2020) Transhood shines a light on the unique issues that face both transgender children and their parents. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
31% Superintelligence (2019) A half-baked, scattered mess that gives up on itself almost as quickly as the audience does. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
3/5 30% Henchmen (2020) Henchmen is a perfectly average animated film that isn't able to stand out in an overcrowded market. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2021
81% I'm Your Woman (2020) With confident, sure-footed directing by Julia Hart and a career-redefining performance from Rachel Brosnahan, I'm Your Woman carves out a space for itself that is refreshing and unapologetically female. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
90% Limbo (2021) Limbo is a quiet film, perhaps even unassuming. It chooses its moments of absurdist humor...but underneath the surface, there's a nearly endless amount of complicated emotions fighting one another for prominence. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
3.5/5 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) The Short History of the Long Road is a more contemplative coming-of-age drama than most, but despite its frequently weighty subject matter, it never drags or becomes oppressively dark. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Geraldine Viswanathan completely owns the emotional heart of the film in what has to be a star-making turn for her. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
90% Unpregnant (2020) Unpregnant...is a funny, at times frustrating, and always thoughtful contribution to the genre, one that shines a light on a controversial topic that deserves attention now more than ever. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
2.5/5 58% Tesla (2020) Tesla is sort of like the curse of the monkey's paw. You say that you want someone to finally make a totally unconventional biopic, and then one finger on the monkey's paw curls. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
4/5 88% Sputnik (2020) Sputnik is a clever, inventive twist on an old classic, its period setting giving it an atmospheric edge that elevates it above what could otherwise be considered a fairly generic alien thriller. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
3.5/5 67% The Secret Garden (2020) Although this newest version of The Secret Garden may not quite live up to its illustrious predecessors, it still manages to capture the spirit of the story that has enchanted audiences for decades. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
4/5 59% Dreamland (2019) Dreamland has the hazy edges of a half-forgotten memory, preserved through sheer force of will more than anything else. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 89% After Midnight (Something Else) (2020) At its best, After Midnight shows what a low budget independent film can accomplish on both a narrative and visual level. It's a compelling tale of loss, the ups and downs of romantic relationships, and of course, evil bloodthirsty creatures (maybe). - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
81% The Wind (2019) With The Wind, Emma Tammi creates a piece of surprisingly intimate, female-oriented historical horror. There are no jump scares; it opts instead for a tense, pervasive sense of dread that permeates the entire film. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Great leading performances and wonderful chemistry between Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt elevate Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, creating a thoughtful, tantalizing glimpse at the Hollywood of yesteryear and what might have been. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 88% American Woman (2019) American Woman features Sienna Miller at her absolute finest, finally giving her a role worthy of her talents. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
3.5/5 57% 18 to Party (2020) "18 to Party" succeeds in portraying a quiet empathy for its characters, and a keen understanding of their experiences as partially grown adults that should endear itself to audiences who have a soft spot for the coming-of-age genre. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
B- 68% The Last Vermeer (2020) A film with a great deal of potential but one that runs the risk of losing audiences before it hits its stride. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
B+ 65% Entwined (2020) Entwined is a dark and soulful interpretation of folklore, and an excellent calling card for a first-time director who has shown a great deal of promise. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
45% The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) It vacillates wildly between excellence and incoherence from moment to moment; it would likely be a cult classic if only anyone remembered that it existed. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
85% Mr. Jones (2020) While there are genuinely moving moments peppered throughout Mr. Jones, the overall film is frustratingly inconsistent, and fails to fulfill the potential of its extraordinary source material. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 84% Waves (2019) Kelvin Harrison Jr. is as powerful and commanding as he becomes increasingly unhinged, and he brings a forceful vulnerability to the leading role that captivates. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
2.5/4 70% The Knight Before Christmas (2019) It's a perfectly acceptable contribution to the developing Netflix Christmas romance genre. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) The stylistic and narrative choices, dialogue, and incredible performances all contribute to a Little Women that is not just a new retelling of the familiar story, but a creative and ambitious reimagining. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
90% Spider (Araña) (2019) Spider works better when it's a period drama about a right-wing rebellion than it does when it's a political thriller; its failure to do both equally well weakens the film, but doesn't necessarily kill it. - Crooked Marquee EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) With Miss Juneteenth, Channing Godfrey Peoples builds an intimate, understated narrative, one that is part family drama and part bittersweet character study. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
3.5/5 100% Hamtramck, USA (2020) Hamtramck, USA gives us one of the more down-to-earth yet somehow inspiring political documentaries of the past few years. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 94% Beautiful Something Left Behind (2020) There are no manufactured moments of intense grief, just the day-to-day activities of parents, caregivers, and children doing their best to move on from the trauma they've experienced. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
2/5 92% The Surrogate (2020) The Surrogate proposes an interesting moral quandary, one that might have been explored in more depth with a better script. But ultimately, the baffling characterization of Jess lets the film down. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 63% The Sandlot (1993) The Sandlot isn't just a baseball movie, it's a bright, uncynical look back at the joys of childhood. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a remarkable directorial debut from Alma Har'el. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
75% The Other Lamb (2020) Visually dynamic and full of rage, The Other Lamb uses an all-female cult as a backdrop for a profoundly affecting coming-of-age story. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
87% Sea Fever (2020) Sea Fever is a tense, emotionally distressing piece of body horror, but it also serves as a cautionary tale. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) More than anything else, Knives Out is just tremendous fun. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) It's unabashedly saccharine but for the most part, its earnestness manages to be endearing. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/4 90% The Lighthouse (2019) With endlessly engaging imagery and two remarkable lead performances, The Lighthouse all but assures the legacy of Eggers in the arthouse horror genre. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Despite Jojo Rabbit's status as a satire, there are real emotional gut punches along the way, moments that Waititi calibrates as deftly as he does the more comedic elements. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019